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Disney Parks Blog Weekly Recap Jun. 8, 2014

Jennifer Fickley-Baker

by , Editorial Content Manager, Walt Disney World Resort

Harambe Nights debuted at Disney’s Animal Kingdom last night, with actress Viola Davis serving as the celebrity narrator for the inaugural performance.


A Harambe Nights evening includes a 55-minute theatrical extravaganza, “The Lion King Concert in the Wild,” which features a celebrity narrator, live orchestra, choir and special effects in a retelling of the story of Simba.

From the Disneyland Resort, Valarie Sukovaty shared a great historic video of the Submarine Voyage attraction at Disneyland park, which made its first launch 55 years ago this week. Be sure to check out the video for yourself and stay tuned for more on the 55th anniversary of the Submarine Voyage, Disneyland Monorail and Matterhorn Bobsleds over the next few days.

Here are some of the other stories we worked on this week.

Alex and Ani Add ‘Character’ to the Disney Parks Collection – Wear your Disney Side with these signature wire bangles with icon charms inspired by Disney Parks and characters!

Heidi Klum Meets Mickey Mouse at Disneyland Park Take a look at this fun photo of this unique pair of skippers on the Jungle Cruise boat.

First Look at La Mascarade d’Orleans at Disneyland Park – Get a feel for this new shop, which takes after the storefronts of the French Quarter in New Orleans, coming to Disneyland park later this month.

Disneyland Resort is Going to Make Your Mondays Happier this Summer – Every Monday this summer, Disneyland Resort will be surprising you with new ways to #GetHappier. Click through to learn more!

New Haunted Mansion Merchandise Materializing This Fall at Disney Parks – The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland park will celebrate 45 years this August. Take a look at some of these home goods in celebration of the occasion. They’re spooky good.

Guests Celebrate Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom Park With Acapella Version Of ‘Heigh Ho’ – Watch as Walt Disney World Resort guests show off their Disney Sides by singing “Heigh Ho” after the opening ceremony of this new attraction.